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CLAUDE DERUET AND WORKSHOPNANCY 1588 - 1662 | Portrait of a lady as Diana

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 EUR
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Description

  • Portrait of a lady as Diana
  • Oil on canvas
  • 210 x 140 cm; 82 5/8  by 55 1/8  in.

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Mrs Alexandra Zvereva for endorsing the attribution of the painting and for her help with this catalogue note.

Born in Nancy, Claude Deruet was the pupil of Jacques Bellange and worked between 1613-1619. Following his return to his native city, he became the official artist to the duchy of Lorraine and came frequently to Paris to honour orders for the court, including of Portrait of Louis XIII on horseback. 

A version of this portrait, arched at the top, is in the collection of the Château de Chenonceau. The meticulous treatment of the clothing and the pentimento in the white dog's head suggests the possibility that this is a prior version of the composition now at Chenonceau.
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